During millions of commutes, flights, and long runs, podcaster Mike Duncan has guided listeners through the long thread of history. After more than a decade of podcasting and writing, Duncan is taking his show on the road with a live speaking tour called The Stories of History. Duncan is best known for writing and producing two popular history podcasts; The History of Rome, one of the first episodic history podcasts to hit the internet, remains a milestone in popular history. His second show, Revolutions, covered the major political revolutions from the 17th through 20th centuries and has received critical acclaim. Duncan also found time to write two New York Times bestselling books (Hero of Two Worlds: The Marquis de Lafayette in the Age of Revolution and The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic). Throughout his podcasting and writing career, Duncan has made history approachable for wider audiences without glossing over the complexities that are often missed in basic history curriculum. During The Stories of History tour, Duncan continues to balance in-depth research with storytelling in a live format. The talk promises to be a mix of history lecture, radio monologue, and personal reflection. Even if you have a passing interest in history or any of the time periods Duncan has covered, the show promises to be an entertaining exploration of how and why we look at the past. Mike Duncan’s talk starts at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Lisner Auditorium. newmediatouring.com. $35–$45.
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